Join us for our special guest speaker!
“The Heart and Soul of Cuba: The People”
Guest Speaker Deborah Cole, MSF, LUT
Author of Forthcoming Book:
“Letting Go: How Less Becomes More”
When: Monday September 30th, 7pm
Also: Potluck dinner at 6:30pm.
Bring food if you can, but if you can’t, come anyway!
Where: Kevin Gourley Photography Studio
11740 Jollyville Rd. Suite 400 Austin, TX
FREE to attend!
Through occupation by foreign governments, revolution, communism, blockades and hardships, the Cuban people have survived. Their passion for life, love of home and family and incredible resilience have sustained them through it all. As they become more connected to the outside world through the internet they continue to retain all of the heartfelt values which make the people of Cuba an example for “loving what is” through heart and soul. As a street photographer I have had the privilege to interact with the Cuban people of Havana and the Oriente capturing the beauty of their faces and their everyday lives.
On September 30 we will revisit some of the history of the island and learn about the blended cultures in hopes of demystifying this small country whose leadership struck fear in the hearts of US citizens during the 1960s. Understanding more about this island nation and its people we hope to reinforce the idea that we are all ONE in this world with similar needs and goals. And through this compassion emerges love. I will share images from visits to Cuba (Dec, 2018 and April, 2019) where I sought to capture the heart and soul of the people.